Charles Thompson (on administrative leave)
B.S., Tufts University; M.S., Brown University
Director of Information Technology
Work Phone: 860-945-7989
Year Appointed: 2011
Upon graduating from Middlesex School and Tufts University, where he majored in computer science, Charles worked as an educator at St. George’s School for 21 years as a teacher, coach, and advisor. More specifically, he taught computer science classes, lived in and headed dormitories, served as the theater’s technical director, coached football and squash, served as the football team’s athletic trainer, served as the director of academic computing, and director of technology. In 2001, he became the inaugural recipient of the Joan and Craig M. Watjen '54 Technology Chair, to recognize a faculty member whose leadership in technology encourages and inspires colleagues and students. During these years, he also earned a master of science in computer science, with a focus on educational technology, from Brown University. Also at Brown, he completed his training and became a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician. During a sabbatical semester, he served as interim-director of Enterprise System at Hampton University. Charles also worked at the Exploration Summer Program, first, as a teacher, residential advisor, and program photographer, and, later, as a head of house, the assistant dean of students, and the associate program director. Beyond schools, he has worked as the crew chief of stagehands for the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals since 2001. At Taft, Charles serves as the school’s director of information technology, coaches intramural squash, and does evening study hall duty in the library.